Treasure Island

Breanna Galle'

(10-3-1997)

Broken


Every day in my life is a struggle.
Trying to break free,
Get away from the
Intimidating looks and menacing faces.

In middle school I was told
I would never be beautiful,
That I was just another freak.
I let those words shape me.

Now the school halls scare me.
When I'm around people
I put my guard up, staying quiet because
I'm afraid to let others know me.

All around me people succeed,
And I can't even open up.
Afraid of what they might say about me.
I wish I was stronger.

Now I try to just shut it out,
But I'm broken.
I want to hide it but
How do you hide something so big
Behind a girl so small?

Submitted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Edited: Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem after we started the poetry unit in my Sophomore English class. I had been feeling down and people were picking on me so I just put me feelings on paper and then I typed it up.

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  • John Westlake (4/19/2014 5:14:00 PM)

    Very well and honestly written. Please remember that everyone is important and that you can heal. Am here if you want to talk (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (4/19/2014 2:13:00 AM)

    Your poem touched me.
    'I want to hide it but
    How do you hide something so big
    Behind a girl so small? ' - Please do not hide. Just come out of your shell and see how large the world is! Ignore your critics. (Report) Reply

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